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  • Sunset Road: I-10 to River Road

    site mapProject Cost: TBD
    Project Length: Approximately 0.7 miles
    Project Status: Planning Phase
    Design Schedule: Design Concept Report and Environmental Assessment from Fall 2019 through Fall 2020
    Engineering Consultant: CONSOR Company

    The Pima County Department of Transportation (PCDOT), in association with the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), and in coordination with the Arizona Department of Transportation and the City of Tucson, is conducting an Environmental Assessment (EA) and developing a Design Concept Report to connect Sunset Road from I-10 to River Road. The project is part of the 2006 voter-approved RTA 20-year multimodal plan. The project scope consists on planning efforts for roadway and bridge improvements necessary to connect Sunset Road from I-10 to River Road.

    Why the improvements are necessary (Purpose and Need): 
    • The purpose of the project is to improve mobility in the vicinity of the I-10 Sunset Road traffic interchange by connecting Sunset Road from I-10 to River Road. 
    • Capacity improvements provided by the project are needed in order to accommodate future travel demand volumes in a safe and efficient manner.


    • Environmental Assessment (EA) and Design Concept Report (DCR) is scheduled to conclude in November, 2020. 
    • Final Design timeline is to be determined once the DCR and EA are complete. Design timeframe is anticipated to be between 12-16 months in duration.
    • Construction timeline is also to be determined. The construction timeframe is anticipated to be between 18-24 months.

    Sunset Road: I-10 to River Road - Comment Form 

    Contact Information

    Community Relations

    Carol Brichta
    Program Manager
    Department of Transportation
    (520) 724-6442
    email: Carol Brichta 

    Project Planning

    Stephen Wilson
    Civil Engineering Manager
    Department of Transportation
    (520) 724-5912
    Email: Stephen Wilson

    Meeting Notices

    Open House - March 31, 2020   - Cancelled

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